99.9% of Eroge Effectively Banned

Did I get your attention with that headline? Good. Sankaku Complex today has blogged about the recent Draconian censorship regulations imposed by the Ethics Organization of Computer Software or EOCS, in response to the recent rape game epidemic and outrage. The EOCS has compiled a list of “game elements” that are no longer allowed in adult games, which includes “girl”, “group sex”, “bondage/S&M”, and “student council” to name a few. Even sexual positions and innuendo in eroge will be prohibited. The only sexual position allowed is the missionary position. These elements alone covers practically many popular eroge or erotic games including Michael Garcia’s favorites, Bible Black and Discipline.

Since these are "student council" "girls", they're not allowed in an eroge anymore. Sorry!
Since these are "student council" "girls", they're not allowed in future erotic games. Sorry!

Some companies have now taken drastic actions. Danny Choo recently reported that eroge companies including  minori, the creators of ef ~a fairy tale of the two~, began banning non-Japanese IP addresses to access eroge developers’ web sites. I’m not trying to be an alarmist, but I’m starting to agree with the Sankaku Complex bloggers’ sentiments. Sankaku Complex’s Artefact wrote, “it seems only a matter of time before a similar assault is launched against anime and manga, to say nothing of the wider pornography industry…” How will this affect hentai anime, anime, manga and even pornography?

For more information on EOCS’ regulations, check out the sources below.

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Rape Games Are Getting Banned After All

After the back and forth information of whether ryōjoku-kei games (or rape games) should be banned or not, a big leader in the adult video game industry in Japan has made a decision. According to Anime News Network, Hiroyuki Kanno, chairman of ero game company Abel, has called forth to ban on rape games in an emergency conference. Details on the procedure to ban these games are yet to be publicized, but this has certainly mark the beginning of the end for these “games.”

We’d like to point out that the Unwound show DOES NOT condone these “games”, however, some of us do feel that this is a slippery slope that may lead to the end of freedom of speech. What are your thoughts on the matter?


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